Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected cannabis buds worth about $12 million (with photo)


     ​Hong Kong Customs today (November 29) seized about 55 kilograms of suspected cannabis buds with an estimated market value of about $12 million in Yuen Long. A man and a woman were arrested. 

     During an anti-narcotics operation conducted in Yuen Long this morning, Customs officers intercepted a 26-year-old man and found about 3kg of suspected cannabis buds inside a plastic bag carried by him. He was then arrested. Customs officers later escorted the arrested man to a residential premises nearby for a search. 

     Customs officers further seized about 52kg of suspected cannabis buds in the premises and arrested a 30-year-old woman in the premises. 

     An investigation is ongoing.

     Under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, trafficking in a dangerous drug is a serious offence. The maximum penalty upon conviction is a fine of $5 million and life imprisonment.

     Members of the public may report any suspected drug trafficking activities to Customs’ 24-hour hotline 2545 6182 or its dedicated crime-reporting email account (crimereport@customs.gov.hk).